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Pros

The video is very sharp, sharp enough to read license plates. Even with the included ir illuminator the camera works great in the dark. The quality is a big upgrade from the 2 logitech alert outdoor cameras i have.

I wish the camera was a little more wide angled, but this is the 4mm and is the characteristic of this camera. The only thing about these cameras i don't care for is the mounting bracket. I like the fact that hikvision cameras come with a paper templa...  Read More

This is the usa version, so no firmware hacking needed. Updating to truly english firmware bricks the camera. In the case of a mismatch, you get a virtual brick.

Be sure to forward ports for http, rtsp, and webserver for full access. The default password for admin is 12345. Re-configure for an address on my 192. Check the box for ntp time sync with the default server.



Cons

There is a whole community devoted to hacking the cheaper chinese versions of these cameras, but i couldn't make it go in a few hours. The device i was shipped appears to be a chinese version and not a us version of this camera. I'm unable to update t...  Read More

The company requires that you send them a special document file, after which (at some point) they will e-mail a separate file granting you permission to change your own password.

The documentation however, is horrible; unbelievably bad; pure *; total joke. There are 6 categories for you to slog through and it's a real chore finding the correct manual. Sticker misleading as to fw version, claims it is 5.

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Quality


I have another one similar (the 720p model) since a few months now and i'm very happy with the product.


Easy to configure and install with the hikvision nvr.


But what has me giving this camera 5 stars is it's nightvision picture quality and its feature that blocks exessive light from ...  Read More


Quality is quite good, so you can identify people or items within a certain distance.


Only problem i had was with the original software that comes with the device.

Price


First of all, the price was not much lower for the non-us camera.


Nice clear picture integrates with my dvr software and a good price what's not to like?

Packaging/appearance


That is exactly what i received: all of the cameras i received came in us packaging with software and instructions in english.


The seller that i bought it from had united states packaging.


I receive a brand new camera in retail packaging with the latest international firmware available (v5.

Competitiveness


Will definitely by from hikvision products if i ever need to.


The camera also include an ip66 protector for the network conector.


I have other hikvision cameras so the setup was no problem but if you expect to read the manual and setup the camera you may be...  Read More


I connected mine to a synology surveillance station and can set those features there.


I have a 4tb nas, so i went for max quality.

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  • This product had a total of 407 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 3 2022.
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Excellent video quality and sturdy build.

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Received proper international version. I bought one, then a second a month later. Unfortunately the second one had water vapor ...  Read More


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BETA

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Not easy to figure out for new ip camera users.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I wish i could have the manufacturer's warranty.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Be careful your warranty is always linked to the seller b/c amazon is not considered as authorized distributor i believe.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The camera i ordered was a ds-2cd2032-i.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The camera i received was a ds-2cd2035-i.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Also it is a chinese version import.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The manual is in chinese and the lettering on the box is in chinese.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I have other hikvision cameras so the setup was no problem but if you expect to read the manual and setup the camera you may be in for a challenge.

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